North Korea's nuclear weapons test prompted U.S. international activism to curb Pyongyang's proliferation and press it to negotiate. Preoccupied with higher priorities at home and abroad, the Bush administration generally continued along established paths in Asia. Initiatives came in U.S. relations with India, Kazakhstan, and Southeast Asia.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.